from Bandits at Sea: A Pirates Reader chap 2&3
at least 250 words:
- Rediker posits several factors accounted for the outbreak of piracy after 1715. From your reading, what do you think was the most important factor that contributed to this outbreak?
- Why did some people choose to become pirates? What were their commonalities and differences in socioeconomic background, occupations, and motivations?
- If you were a sailor around the time 1716 would you have chosen to become a pirate? Why or why not?